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Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others: The Fascinating Research That Can Land You the Husband of Your Dreams

3.37  ·  Rating Details  ·  106 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Finally the Code has been Cracked. Discover What it Really takes to Catch a Husband! You're about to find not guesswork but hard facts based on the same kind of scientific research that pollsters use to predict consumer behavior with pinpoint accuracy. John T. Molloy and his staff polled over 2,500 women and their fiances and over 1,000 single people who answered a host of ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2003)
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Sep 20, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
The way I found this book is rather amusing: I became annoyed at one of the one star reviews on As such, I wanted to read the book for myself. The result? I feel that I've read some cold hard facts that helped create minor adjustments within my dating plan. Why? This book is about statistics and facts.

If you want to complain about the 600+ people interviewed for this book, then by all means, do your own research project. If you want to proudly state that you won't "change yourself f
Feb 18, 2012 Grace rated it really liked it
Don't let the cheesy cover picture put you off. This is an excellent piece of social science research and general science writing.

I checked this book out from the library not because I was interested in the topic, but because our local library did not have Molloy's Dress for Success books. When I was a teenager, Dress for Success was my first introduction to experimental design and controls. So, when my daughter asked for my advice on how to design a psychological science fair investigation, I w
Oct 31, 2008 Alison rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Picked up this book the other day I had it in my house, but NEVER read it. Interesting..not sure I buy everything they say but some things make sense.
Feb 20, 2013 CharityJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-improvement
There are lots of these 'how to land a man' books out there. This one is based on solid research the author and his teams did with thousands of people-men, women, old, young, married/engaged/single. Some interesting conclusions based on the research: how men feel when broached with the subject of marriage, who's most likely (according to the research) to get married and how you're most likely to get your man to propose. Each chapter covers a different stage from meeting men to getting married an ...more
Sheryl Tribble
Jan 07, 2012 Sheryl Tribble rated it really liked it
I loved this book because he so thoroughly skewered the "you'll never marry ifs" that so many of my friends kept throwing at me back in the day. I kept on doing what I thought was right, and got married. They kept playing their weird games, and are still single. Not that Molloy covers every possibility, but he did very accurately describe a lot of the myths going around when he published the book, along with why those ideas were both dangerous (for those who wanted to get married) and mythologic ...more
Linda S
Aug 22, 2011 Linda S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: relationships
Started skimming this in the library and found myself actually reading it so I took it home to finish. I was interested because of the research done to write the book and actually found the stats fascinating in some cases. (I have a Masters in Psych, so yes, I may be a little crazy that I like reading other people's research studies). Found a lot of the advice to be pretty common, but as someone who prefers everything to be black and white, I really did like that the book gave stats to back up t ...more
Aug 26, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing
I appreciated this book and wish I had read it sooner in life. It opened my eyes to things I was doing wrong in my 20s. It also opened my eyes to facts about the way men relate that I just never learned through experience or from female friends. My favorite part of this book was the description of the natural stages in relationships. This is one of the better relationship books I've read (and I've read a lot of them).
Oct 01, 2010 chubs rated it really liked it
Shelves: marriage-family
It's funny: when we read that a slender, intelligent, well-educated woman is more likely to get work, we just nod, but to read that such women are also more likely to get married raises hackles for some reason.

One of the reviewers complains that the book puts all the responsibility for marriage on women's shoulders, but the author goes out of his way to describe the kinds of men who will never marry, such as confirmed bachelors or bitter divorced men (though the amicably divorced are very likel
Jun 22, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Good, practical dating advice for women who are serious about finding a husband.
Mar 06, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Picked up this book because the fact that the results were based on years of research appealed to me. I liked the way the author presented the results while being quite sensitive as to the potential affect on women (who are the target audience for this book). I would recommend it to my friends as one of the major ones for their shelf, especially to dispel lies women keep telling themselves to stay in self-denial instead of socialising and making an effort to meet relationship-friendly men. Parti ...more
Lindsay Howard
Aug 28, 2014 Lindsay Howard rated it really liked it
Interesting, based solely on statistical studies
Annie Harrison
Apr 04, 2013 Annie Harrison rated it it was amazing
Some women will be uncomfortable with the home truths that lie within these pages. But it's good to hear the male perspective on what men find attractive and what is a turn-off, particularly relating to the late thirtysomething woman. I alluded to John T Molloy's views in my own book 'Finding Mr Right: The Real Woman's Guide to Landing That Man' published by JR Books. Although obviously written from an American perspective, culturally it fits well with British people hoping to find a life partne ...more
Feb 23, 2009 Sarah rated it it was ok
Ummm...What can I say...I only read this book because it was on the bookshelf of the guy I'm dating. Which in itself is hysterical. The book pretty much managed to annoy me, stress me out, and bore me all at once. It does have some good points, and it is based on genuine statistical evidence. But so much of it is common sense, and it amazes me that there are women out there who are clueless to a lot of this stuff. I did laugh out loud at several points. And it wasn't attempting to be funny.
Jul 30, 2008 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you can get past the horrible, horrible title (seriously, what was this editor thinking?) you'll find a very insightful book. Based on information gleaned from interviews with multiple newlywed or engaged couples, and single men and women, the author offers tips on how to find romance, or convince the man you're dating that it's time to get married.
Mar 25, 2011 Sasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book but a little outdated in the sense that meeting the opposite sex is usually done through the internet. I would like to see an updated version and see if the author's thoughts and opinions change with the technology of dating on-line.
Dawna Pearce
Dec 06, 2010 Dawna Pearce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He is gut-level honest. I will at least give him that, but I do not agree with a lot of his jaded inuendoes or self-proported research. Some information is good, some feels like manipulation...which is always bad news. To each their own I guess.
Oct 31, 2007 Emily rated it it was ok
I agree with michelle. There were some interesting statistics, but overall, it was a little boring and presumptive. It made it seem like it is only the women who determine if they are "marryable," like the men have nothing to do with it.
Ju Ribeiro
May 15, 2009 Ju Ribeiro rated it did not like it
A friend gave it to me. It was a joke. And the book is stupid. And no, I was not stupid enough to waste my time reading the whole of it - just enought to be pretty sure that it was... stupid.
Jan 12, 2010 Tara rated it liked it
Interesting, but doesn't really address the question of how to find such men, just what to do with them once you've got them.
Michaella Dietrich
Dec 21, 2008 Michaella Dietrich rated it liked it
The basic research is interesting. I don't think any research will lead you to the husband of your dreams!
Lina Al-Rayes
Oct 27, 2010 Lina Al-Rayes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
start readding it on March 7th, 2007 finish on March 13th, 2007...and share it with Bayan Abu Ghida
Sep 09, 2012 Cocobean rated it really liked it
The author is honest and pulls no punches. Only read this book if you are willing to hear the truth.
Oct 30, 2007 Michelle rated it it was ok
Self help books can be fun to read... I don't know how much help it was though...
Feb 05, 2013 Angela9600 rated it liked it
Good stats but not as entertaining of a read as I thought- a little dry.
Aug 30, 2009 Lina rated it liked it
it was different very related to success in how men think
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